CHP’s vision for the EU membership

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The CHP as Turkey’s social-democratic party and main opposition has always been a firm defender of EU’s enlargement to Turkey. CHP asks better fulfillment of the EU’s Copenhagen political criteria by Turkey and more regulatory and social reforms. Our world is living … Continue reading

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CHP Election Manifesto 2011

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk.

Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and Party of European Socialists.

The scope of the CHP Representation in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey’s EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey’s EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels.

The CHP’s Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as a policy advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector. She is also PES Presidency Member.

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CHP to ‘bring back rule of law and give Central Bank independence’

Barçın Yinanç The Turkish economy is facing a slow death, but this can be prevented by a new economic model, says main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Sayek Böke. ‘We have the right recipe. We will start with … Continue reading

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Turkey and the World Series: How much economic freedom exists in Turkey?

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The Economic Freedom of the World project employs a variety of data to rate the degree of economic freedom in a country. The ratings are based on a zero to ten scale, with ten being most free and zero the … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy Erdemir: EU Turkey Progress Report 2014 is a testament to the current authoritarianism in Turkey

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​ “Each year the Commission adopts its "Enlargement package" – a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement and reporting on progress achieved in each country. Most importantly, this package includes the annual Enlargement Strategy Paper which sets … Continue reading

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CHP will not object to Turkey joining anti-ISIL coalition

‘Turkey is already a part of the Western alliance,’ CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said Sept. 9, in response to questions from reporters. AA Photo Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has declared that it would not object to participating … Continue reading

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CHP AND THE GEZI MOVEMENT

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CHP AND THE GEZI MOVEMENT Introduction The Gezi Movement was a large-scale social movement, demonstrating to the entire world that large parts of society in Turkey have adopted a democratic culture. The Gezi Movement developed spontaneously, was not orchestrated from … Continue reading

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Is Something Rotten In Ankara’s Mayoral Election? A Very Preliminary Statistical Analysis

Originally posted on Erik Meyersson:

Note 1: This post may get updated as additional information on Ankara’s election comes in.

Note 2: This post has now been updated with data from Istanbul – see here)

Note 3: Added two graphs showing party-specific relationships between vote shares and invalid ballot shares. Hat tip for doing these kinds of graphs comes from Twitter user @merenbey.

Note 4: Added heterogenous results showing CHP being penalized by higher invalid shares of ballots much more in above-median pro-CHP districts than in below-median pro-CHP districts.

Having seen tweets on numerous alleged voting irregularities in Turkey and thanks to Twitter user @erenyanik I came across this CHP/STS dataset of voting data in the Greater Municipality of Ankara, one of the tightly contested (less than a percentage point in the vote share) mayor elections between Melih Gökçek and Mansur Yavaş. The dataset includes 12,230 ballot boxes across 1,682 voting locations in 25 districts in Ankara. I didn’t collect the data itself and…

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Biggest Electoral Fraud Ever Staged In Turkey

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Turkish Local Elections 2014

Turkish Local Elections 2014 CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu: “The CHP had increased the number of its votes in Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir significantly. In large metropolises, we increased our votes. This was the first election that the countryside voted for … Continue reading

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Statement by the CHP Vice Chairperson Faruk Loğoğlu: “Ukraine Needs Peace” – 28 February 2014

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Statement by the Republican People’s Party Vice Chairperson Faruk Loğoğlu: “Ukraine Needs Peace” – 28 February 2014 “Ukraine, a European country of great strategic significance, has for some time now been facing turmoil and developments sadly resulting in the unfortunate … Continue reading

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Turkey – Amendments on the Law on High Council of Judges and Prosecutors

On 15 February 2014, the Turkish parliament adopted a bill that amended to the Law on the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors. While the bill waits for the decision of the President of the Republic, grave concerns on the … Continue reading

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